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Open Field: a glance at the week ahead

Open Field found a week of dry weather at last, just in time for us to contribute to breaking a world record, listen to Anonymous Choir croon Neil Young covers, and create a stop motion animation at the Animation Creation Station. Did you miss out on the fun? Don’t worry: here’s a look at what you can […]

Toussaint Morrison performs at last week's Acoustic Campfire. Photo by Ben McGinley.

Photo by Ben McGinley

Open Field found a week of dry weather at last, just in time for us to contribute to breaking a world record, listen to Anonymous Choir croon Neil Young covers, and create a stop motion animation at the Animation Creation Station. Did you miss out on the fun? Don’t worry: here’s a look at what you can find in the week ahead.

(Note: all activities take place outside unless otherwise indicated)

Thursday

Chops, Inc. Drum & Bugle Corps, Anatomy of a Drum & Bugle Corps, 6-8 PM 

Photo by Jessica Hoffman

Photo by Jessica Hoffman

Experience a behind-the-scenes and up-close view of a drum and bugle corps! Chops, Inc. invites you to observe, listen, dance, clap, enjoy, and otherwise soak in the entire experience of pulling together a drum and bugle corps performance. Help conduct or try an instrument; experience a marching band standing still! It might remind you of a parade– minus the politicians and princesses.

Dylan Hester’s Conservatory Listening Project, 6-8 PM

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Share in a curated soundscape experience in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s  Cowles Conservatory. Visitors are invited to stay as long as they please to soak up the sounds of contemporary drone and ambient music in a unique setting where sound and environment work hand-in-hand.  The experience might leave you feeling relaxed, meditative or creatively inspired.

Beatrix *Jar, 33 1/3 + 6 Toys, 5-8 PM (Perlman Gallery)

Local sound duo Beatrix*JAR invitse you to create a hands-on sonic dialogue with John Cage’s 33 1/3 in the exhibition Art Expanded, 1958–1978.

Acoustic Campfire: Michelle Kinney & Gary Waryan, 8 PM; Fort Wilson Riot, 9 PM

Our summertime Thursday night performances continue this week with sets from Michelle Kinney and Gary Wilson, and Fort Wilson Riot.

Photo by Ward Robinson

Photo by Ward Robinson

Gary Waryan and Michelle Kinney of Jelloslave have been forging paths through the worlds of classical music, rock/pop and improvisational new music, and music for theater and dance. On Thursday, we’ll get a peek into their work as a duo – from their exploration of their Western and Indian classical foundations, to their work in genre-blending and improvisational performance.

Fort Wilson Riot recently celebrated the release of their new album trllllun at the Triple Rock and are looking ahead to a slew of shows in the coming months. In their Campfire performance we will be treated to a more intimate show with just Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis, which will offer a unique experience of their sultry, electro-psychedelic sound.

Saturday

Free First Saturday Activities: Sonic Circus, 10 AM – 3 PM

Photo by Emily Floyd

Photo by Emily Floyd

As always, gallery admission is free on First Saturdays, with activities designed for kids ages 6-12 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

This month, Beatrix*JAR shares a curated a day of activities in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Activities include beatmaking, sound collage creation with vintage records and turntables, song-recognition quizzes, DIY wind harps, and a wind chime laboratory. Enjoy live performances by King Baron and Dreamland Faces. A full description of the day’s events can be found on the Walker Art Center website.

Gorilla Yogis present Yoga On the Field, class from 12:00 – 1:30 PM with picnic to follow (bring your own mat and water!)

Gorilla Yogis aim to make yoga accessible to all! Come experience yoga on an open field and explore the community and connection through breath and movement. This program is great for experienced practitioners and first time yogis alike, and offers a great excuse to play in the grass while exploring breath and movement.